Thanks to your generous donations, we’ve been able to help more poor people with diabetes who are struggling to pay their prescription drugs. Most patients are women. We raised the number of people receiving a discount-voucher to 101. Your extra support helps them to pay for their medication every month. The discounts vary from 50% to 100% depending on the individual situation of every patient and the height of the monthly bill.
As you can see, you have made a big difference for a much larger number of people who were struggling with these costs. Their number went up from 64 to 101 thanks to your donation.
Here is Mrs Sarouen. She has been a member of MoPoTsyo since 2005, when we first began to work in the area where lives. Life has been difficult for her and for many years she has been struggling to get by. When she first registered, she had to take only oral medication. She receives 90% discount because otherwise she simply cannot afford the insulin that she must take nowadays, 7 years later. She is seen here discussing with experienced Peer Educator Mr Sreng San early morning after most of the other diabetes patients have left.
Sreng San is himself diabetic too. He takes care of a large number of patients like Mrs Khuon Sarouen, some of whom are alone and old. For them it is not easy to switch to insulin and inject themselves several times a day. Fortunately, the support group is there, every Saturday morning at Mr San’s home where she can meet lots of other people, some of whom have similar experiences. It is also the place for a check of blood glucose, body weight, blood pressure and making an appointment with the doctor at the referral hospital, if things are not going well.
Our financial goal is USD 20,000 per year for 250 patients. So far we have raised over USD 4,000. The total monthly value of their discounts which these patients receive is USD 458 so we will run short on yearly basis. We hope to raise more in the coming months to continue to help our people with diabetes and …help more people. Your support is more than welcome.
Our Cambodian NGO MoPoTsyo is advocating for the adoption of affordable structural solutions to the problems that we encounter. First we help to find these solutions and when we find them we test them out and we share our knowledge with everyone who wants to know more about it.
For detailed project activities, please go to our website at http://www.mopotsyo.org
Maurits van Pelt, October 3rd 2012Attachments: